Spock the Vegan

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Under The Weather - Poem by Spock the Vegan

The flu had lasted
for two or three weeks.
Mother had me in
a bed downstairs

because my upstairs
bedroom was very
cold. She had kept
the shades drawn and
also the curtains closed.

She came into the room
and asked how I was
doing. I replied 'Mom,
I don't care if I die.'

She was startled,
and immediately opened
the curtains and put up
the shades. The morning
Sun shined in.

I saw it sparkling off
The dust particles
in the air. Within one half
hour I was up and about.

Topic(s) of this poem: coldness, depression, love, mother, self reflection , sunshine, virus

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

True story.

Comments about Under The Weather by Spock the Vegan

  • Margaret Alice Second (2/1/2017 2:51:00 AM)

    So so true
    Without the sun the world is such a dreary place and after about 2 days my spirits sag so much, I can't get up. When the sun shines - and the sun is another of my special friends, life is beautiful - and the sun warming us is a rare treat - to be taken little by little 'ere his grandness overcomes us. (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (2/1/2017 11:41:00 AM)

    Two things that help us: The sun and the Son.

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  • Jim Franckum (12/2/2015 3:46:00 PM)


    Of all your November poems this one is my favorite. I like how it captures the miserable feelings of a sick child. (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (10/31/2016 3:48:00 PM)

    Thank you Jim. Sickness is no fun. I learned it again fairly recently.

  • Kim Barney (11/30/2015 10:40:00 PM)


    Your mother was very wise. Let the sunshine in, and let the healing begin! (Report) Reply

    Spock The Vegan Spock The Vegan (10/31/2016 3:46:00 PM)

    I agree. Now if only we had someone wise and with morals in the government.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 30, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, December 21, 2015


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